Celebrate Seniors in May

Cleveland seeks to be so elder friendly that current older residents desire to remain, former residents wish to return to the City and the City can recruit additional older residents based on the elder friendly aspects of Cleveland and its neighborhoods. – Vision Statement for Cleveland Department of Aging

The Cleveland Department of Aging works to enhance the quality of life for Cleveland Seniors through advocacy, planning, service coordination, and the delivery of needed services. To ensure that City-run programs and services fulfill these goals, the department has an advisory council with a representative from each City ward. The department of Aging organizes and participates in several annual events, where those aged 60 and over can network as well as meet with area service providers.

All throughout the month of May, the Department of Aging will be celebrating Older Americans Month. This year’s theme is “Unleash the Power of Age” – highlighting contributions made by thousands of older Americans across the nation. The Cleveland Department of Aging will be holding events throughout the month of May to celebrate Older Americans and provide much needed information.

 Financial Crimes Targeting the Elderly

On Thursday, May 29th, 2013 from noon – 2 pm there will be an educational workshop concerning financial crimes that target the elderly. The event will take place in the City Hall rotunda. The workshop will highlight which types of crimes target seniors, methods of operations used by criminals, and preventive measures that can be utilized to protect loved ones.

FinancialCrimesFlyerSenior Day 2013

 Every year The City of Cleveland celebrates honors, and recognizes outstanding Cleveland Senior Citizens who have made significant contributions to our community. Seniors are recognized for their selfless and extraordinary commitment to give back to our community. This year, the Department of Aging will be hosting Senior Day 2013 on Tuesday, May 21st at Cleveland Public Hall. The event is free and all seniors are invited to attend. Festivities begin at 10:00 am and last throughout the afternoon.

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Volunteer at the 2013 National Senior Games

Cleveland was chosen to host the 2013 National Senior Games. Cleveland will host 14,000 athletes ages 50 years and older, who will compete in 19 different sports. These games will help strengthen and stimulate the City’s growing economy and boost Cleveland’s appeal as a tourist destination. The event is estimated to create about 35 million dollars of economic impact for the Northeast Ohio region. The 2013 National Senior Games will take place from July 19 – August 1st.

You can be a part of this exciting event by volunteering your time!

More information on the Department of Aging can be found by phone at 216.664.2833 or by visiting them online at http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/CityofCleveland/Home/Government/CityAgencies/Aging.

 

About Daniel Williams

City of Cleveland, Ohio, Director of Media Relations

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